April 21, 2024

With a historical past of taking tales from their preliminary idea throughout to the ultimate product, Ruairí Tobin is not any stranger to a problem. This has been clear since he joined the workforce right here at Brafton. However, how did all of it start for this advertising skilled? We spoke with Ruairí to listen to extra about what introduced him right here and what his time on the firm has been like to this point. 

Ruairí From Scratch

In relation to the lifetime of videographer, Ruairí Tobin, at Brafton, this story begins somewhat additional than you may assume — throughout the pond at Dublin Institute of Expertise (now Technological College Dublin). His time in Eire awarded him a bachelor’s diploma in Movie & Broadcasting, which “only a few employers cared about as soon as I moved to the States,” he tells us. 

Fortunately, his expertise have finished the speaking for him over time. 

Beginning a Profession within the States

As Ruairí stepped into the skilled world, he defined his life, in a nutshell, like this: “20% freelance, 20% bartending, 60% despair.” If you happen to’re a artistic skilled your self, there’s a very good likelihood you’ve finished this math earlier than. However quick ahead a number of years, and that’s when Ruairí turned in his freelance life for a full-time profession as a videographer at Brafton. 

How’d he discover his technique to the workforce? Merely put, by means of the ability of Linkedin. 

After nearly 2 full years on the firm, he tells us, “it’s been nice.” He continued on to clarify, “That is the primary totally distant job I’ve had in my profession, and I actually benefit from the work-life steadiness that it affords — and the fast-paced nature of the work which implies no two days are the identical.” 

A real storyteller at coronary heart, Ruairí has all the time loved the distinctive experiences that this sort of profession and advertising work can provide. He tells us, “As a videographer, I’ve gotten to movie with some great folks, and have gotten to go to locations I hadn’t had the prospect to earlier than.” Contemplating he’s solely lived in America for 4 years, Brafton introduced the right alternative to discover the nation additional — and thru a special lens, to say the least. “My first work journey with Brafton was to Las Vegas, which was a pleasant change from what I used to be used to — principally boring industrial parks on the outskirts of Dublin.” 

The wonderful alternatives for brand spanking new experiences and a change of surroundings are simply the ideas of the iceberg for Ruairí. “That is the most effective work-life steadiness I’ve had in my profession,” he explains to us. And this concord has been extra vital than ever for him: In additional private information, “this previous yr, my spouse gave beginning to our first little one, Aiden,” he says. 

Making Room for What Issues

So, what’s life like for Ruairí when he’s not capturing the right shot? You may say he’s a little bit of a renaissance man — doing somewhat little bit of the whole lot he loves, every time he can. “I like sports activities, principally rugby and soccer. Though now, somewhat than getting wholesome by taking part in, I get extra unhealthy by watching them whereas consuming a number of beers and consuming deep-fried meals.” Who can blame him? If watching your favourite workforce isn’t an excuse to eat and drink no matter you need, then I don’t know what’s!

If he’s not watching the sport, you then may discover him taking part in music. “I like music, I play guitar and bass,” he explains, even letting us know that he’s “been in a number of bands” in his day — although it’s been a number of years for him at this level. However, on the finish of the day, it’s all about household for Ruairí. “I like annoying my spouse whereas we watch movies by geeking over modifying and digital camera methods,” he says. “And these days, I’ve simply cherished attending to bond with my son, who is nearly 4 months outdated now. He’s the most effective.” 

Ruairí continues to serve the Brafton workforce as a talented videographer and artistic storyteller, efficiently assembly the wants of quite a few shoppers since his begin right here — all whereas sustaining a transparent deal with his household and life exterior of the digital workplace. We’re grateful for his contributions and may’t wait to see the place the experience of this household man takes us!